Elliptical Machine Reviews: Best of 2016

There are many factors that go into choosing the best elliptical trainer for you and your workout needs, and navigating the options can be a difficult task. Our goal is to do all of the heavy lifting for you by reviewing today’s most popular elliptical trainers. We’ve developed the most comprehensive database of unbiased elliptical reviews so you can make an informed purchase decision.

All of our elliptical reviews are conveniently concise and to-the-point, yet thorough enough for you to understand the most important details you need to know to find the right elliptical machine. Compare and contrast features, design, and cost. Find the model that not only fits your workout needs, but also your body type. We hope to play a small part in assisting you in the much bigger journey of achieving your fitness goals.

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Under $2,000

Our Top Pick

Sole E95 Elliptical

The Sole E95 Elliptical, now on sale for just $1799, has the high quality to deserve its $2699 MSRP. This model is regularly one of our “Best Buy” recommendations for front drive elliptical trainers and is better than ever with enhancements for the 2016 model year. This elliptical trainer provides some of the smoothest rides...

Under $1,500

Our Top Pick

Sole E55 Elliptical

Compact but capable, the Sole E55 Elliptical is ideal for shoppers with small workout areas and rather high standards. The new 2016 model has the smallest footprint of any Sole elliptical trainer (27″ x 71″) yet has a high weight capacity of 375 pounds. It’s equipped with many of Sole’s best performance components for home...

Under $1,000

Our Top Pick

NordicTrack C 9.5 Elliptical

The C 9.5 is a mid-range, front-drive trainer with a 25 pound flywheel and weight capacity of 350 pounds. This in-home elliptical trainer is designed with an adjustable stride of 18 to 20 inches, and there are 24 digital resistance levels to choose from. This model also features a power adjustable incline that ranges from...

Under $500

Our Top Pick

ProForm Hybrid Trainer Elliptical

One of our top picks for best cheap ellipticals, the ProForm Hybrid can be transformed from a recumbent bike to an elliptical trainer in 3 easy steps. The new 2016 model has made a few changes that include a slightly heavier flywheel at 13 pounds (versus 12.4 pounds), additional adjustable features, and a more attractive, more...


Our Top Pick

Octane Zero Runner ZR8 Elliptical

As part of the innovative Zero Runner Series, the new ZR8 takes zero-impact running to a new level with a new and improved frame and additional performance features. Retailing for $4,299, the ZR8 is a hybrid between a traditional treadmill and an elliptical trainer, providing a true running motion but without the impact; hence this...

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